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“Take the guided tour.”

Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours
Ranked #2 of 7 Tours in Gloucester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Gloucester prison, was built in 1792 and for the past 200 years has be home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison experience events and history days. Truly one of the UKs best visitor attractions The prison tours are one not to be missed.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I usually make my own way around buildings etc but this tour is well worth taking. Would have missed so much without hearing what Jeff had to say based on his experience working at the prison.

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Lucy T, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for reviewing Jailhouse Tours at Gloucester prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your guided tour with prison officer Geoff, he will be most pleased to read such positive comments. Thank you for visiting us at HMP Gloucester and thank you for taking the time to leave us such glowing recommendations.

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"our tour guide"
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"wrap up warm"
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"fantastic tour"
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"four years"
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"knew his stuff"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my mum went today and had a guided tour by Geoff he was great very knowledgeable and was able to tell us some of the story with 20 plus year experience he seen and witnessed he made it very interesting would recommend to any one

Thank Amy C
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Lucy T, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Jailhouse Tours at Gloucester prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your guided tour with Geoff, indeed he is full of interesting prison stories and facts that he is always happy to share with our lovely visitors. He will most appreciate the glowing recommendation and such positive feedback and thank you for visiting us at HMP Gloucester.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We attended this tour in the evening and enjoyed it
So interesting to hear the history of the prison and some of the macabre goings on.
Geoff the tour guide worked there for years and very knowlegable.I coyldnt do his job

We saw where Fred West

Thank Heather S
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Lucy T, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Jailhouse Tours at Gloucester prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your private tour with Geoff. He will be most pleased to read such lovely feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and thank you for visiting us at HMP Gloucester.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Very interesting, really pleased we took the opportunity to see a very historic building in the city where we live,

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Lucy T, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Jailhouse Tours at Gloucester prison. Fantastic news that you enjoyed your guided tour with Julian. Big thanks for the glowing review and thank you for visiting us at HMP Gloucester.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Fantastic tour our guide Geoff was extremely knowledgable and also some very interesting stories whilst he was a prision guard, this is an experience into the insight of former prisioner wrap up warm because it is extremely cold but if you get a chance visit whilst you can. We did have tea or coffee given to us before the tour, I advise you to accept because you will need it to warm your bones!

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Lucy T, Customer service assistant at Gloucester Prison - Jailhouse Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing Jailhouse Tours at Gloucester prison. Brilliant news that you enjoyed your guided tour with Geoff, he is full of stories and experiences that he is happy to share regarding his past time working here as a prison officer. Top tip- wrap up warm indeed. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing review and thank you for visiting us at HMP Gloucester.

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